Paris Diary: Faith Kipyegon is going to run very fast this summer!


This was my first time to see Faith Kipyegon speak. She had one of the most amazing pressers I have ever seen for a Kenyan woman. Faith Kipyegon is, well, delightful. She has a very relaxed way about her, and is very good at conversational English, the key to being a global athlete.

Kipyegon_Faith-Pre17.JPGFaith Kipyegon, photo by

We asked her about her preferences, a fast race or a slow race, like most championships. She admitted she likes fast races and then, she can see how fast she can run. She is quite capable of running from the front or back. She reminds me a bit of Steve Ovett.

Again, listen to this presser, but two hours before her race, I really believe that she can run under 3:55. We shall see how it goes today!

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